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3D Printing for Educators

Mon. January 29, 2024 8:30 am - 3:00 pm CST

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3D Printing for Educators

Mon. January 29, 2024 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm CST

Innovative problem solvers are using 3D printing in every industry, from medicine to construction to space exploration. Teach your students to design for the future by adding 3D printing to your curriculum!

Whether you’re thinking of buying your first printer, or you have one that’s not being used to its full potential, this workshop will give you the foundation you need. We’ll begin at square one of the 3D printing process and go from ideation to finished print, covering everything in between. You’ll then learn how 3D printers work, how to create and prepare models for printing, how to operate your printer and optimize its settings, and how to troubleshoot your printer when issues arise.

We’ll also explore tools, materials, and software you’ll need, and what to consider when choosing a printer for yourself. From there, we’ll discuss lesson ideas, ways to manage projects effectively, and how to design your space to maximize learning. You’ll even build your own project in Tinkercad that you can take back to your students!

Join us for an innovative day of learning, designing, and making!

Please bring a laptop (Mac or Windows) on which you have permission to install software.

Focus Area
Classroom Integration
PD Hours


PD Hours


South Cook ISC 4
253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, Learning Technology Center